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June 03, 2015

What are the best Vancouver Running Clinics and Clubs?

We posted a few days ago about some upcoming runs in Vancouver.  If you are anything like us we need a little extra motivation to hit the road.  We asked Jay Minter to do the ground work on some running clinics in and around Vancouver.  Here's what you need to know: 

Whether you’re an experienced runner or a novice, it’s never a bad idea to get some experienced help with your run training regime.  Race clinics will help you learn how to set your pace, handle hills along the race route and how to warm up and cool down will all help you to be better able to prepare for and recover from a run. Clinics also establish a camaraderie between you and other runners who will help with motivation and competitiveness.

If you’re preparing for your first competitive run, taking part in a fun run, or just looking for some running companions, running clinics are a great way to learn the route and plan for the experience of running with others.

Most communities have at least one run clinic, often in conjunction with a running club or equipment retailer.

Running Roomhas numerous branches that put on local clinics tailored to novices, 10k, half or full marathoners.

SportMedBCcoordinates the Vancouver Sun Run clinics and training for many other events with an basis in Sport Science.

Forerunners offers Saturday morning and Wednesday evening clinics from their West 4th Shop, coached by former Olympian Carey Nelson.

Kinetic Footwear offers clinics for beginners, 10K, Half and Full Marathoners with a variety of start dates based on your goal event.

Frontrunners in Victoria hosts Beginner/Intermediate and Half/Full Marathon Clinics.

Even if you don’t want to or can’t fit a clinic into your schedule, there are plenty of ways for you to reach your goals. Find a friend or friends, follow along with an online or app to manage your own run training group to help you all stay motivated and healthy.

Love to move? Check out our article on the 7 benefits of an athletic lifestyle here

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